Friday, August 14, 2015

The Versatile Y-Square

Hello Everyone,
This week on The Quilt you will learn the formulas and techniques to make Y-squares by clicking HERE.
Study this block and see if you can find all of the Y-squares.  Go ahead and count, I'll wait.  Did you find 20?  If not, it's time to go back to the drawing board.  This block looks like it is full of triangles, and there isn't a single one.  The cutting directions to make this 9" block are located HERE.

You can also turn Y-squares into a cute border or sashing just by twisting and turning them.  I always make them 8 at a time so I can put them together into sets of four.

 Here are the just some of the variations of the block above.  It is so much fun to play with the components once you make them.  The possibilities are endless.

Here are the components that make up the block.  Remember, you can make these components any size you want for a block, sashing or border.  The formulas are available for download HERE.

We are building on the skills you learned last week by adding Y-squares to half-square triangles.
Two very simple components can make very dramatic results.

Happy weekend!


  1. Love It! I see a cute twisty border in my future!

  2. I am amazed at how easy you're making this, Lynn! This is the best way yet I've seen to make pinwheels - and other great blocks! Can't wait for next week - maybe I'll have caramel corn with the next episode!

  3. I don't think I've heard of Y squares before though I've probably seen them. I love your teaching videos. I'm learning a lot. Thank you!